Sound driver missing
Usually I'm not this retarded when it comes to driver issues, but this one has got me stumped. I'm trying to fix a laptop (Toshiba a135-s4407) for a friend, and he said he was uninstalling things and accidentally uninstalled something that make his sound stop working. In device manager, there is an entry for PCI Device (very unhelpful vague description...) but I assume that's the audio device.
The PC was purchased from a pawn shop and has Windows XP on it, even though apparently they're being retailed only with Vista or 7. Therefore, finding the drivers isn't as easy as going to toshiba.com. I assume that the audio device is from Realtek like every other integrated audio card, but installing the XP version of the High Definition Audio Driver or whatever didn't help. There was an AC '97 version, but their site was uploading the driver at a screaming 10 kb/s, so I didn't want to sit through another 40 minutes of downloading just to have it not work either.
What should I do?
[CPU: e6600 @ 3300 MHz] // [MB: ASUS P5N-E SLi] // [RAM: Patriot 'eased latency' PC2-6400 @ DDR800 5-4-4-12-2T] // [GPU: 8800GTX @ 650/1000/1600 (volt modded)] // [HDD: 2x Cavier 500GiB stripe] // [Chassis: Thermaltake Armor VA8000 (black)] // [PSU: Aspire(Apevia) 680w] // [OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64][Cooling: water cooled GPU and CPU]
^ (9/7/2010): Ha, I remember when that was the stuff. My water cooling has since leaked and fried my mobo. So now I'm rocking an MSI laptop with an i5 430m :)